Recent News

  • Last month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy: held a community forum at the Zuhrah Shrine Center in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities was one of 14 communities around the country to host a discussion which will provide the Administration feedback on a coordinated national HIV and AIDS strategy.

  • A new documentary film exposes the human and environmental costs of that Black Gold – oil. Lydia Howell has a review.


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  • FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 11am, tune in to KFAI’s CATALYSTfor a conversation with director JOE BERLINGER as he talks about CRUDE the film he was dragged kicking and screaing into making. Going into the rainforest of Ecuador, see the environemntal devastation and human rights violation of Indigenous people due to oil drilling by Texaco-Chevron.

  • November 13th is the first Latina Economic Forum organized by the Association of Latina Women in Minnesota. Silvia Alvarez, coordinator of Friday’s event at Ameriprise Financial Client Service Center in downtown Minneapolis, spoke to KFAI’s Paulina Yanez about the forum.


  • Veterans have long represented a sizable percentage of the homeless population – approximately one-fifth of all homeless people. New data from the Department of Veterans Affairs shows that while the number of homeless veterans seems to have decreased, the need for more proactive intervention and action grows.

  • Veteran’s for Peace local chapter 27 held their annual bell ringing ceremony today at the “First Shot Memorial” on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz was at the memorial, and has the story.


  • Students on the University of Minnesota campus have had to search for a place that provided different hairstyles and hair treatment. Many people commuted across town to get their haircuts. But, a new multi-cultural barbershop located in Dinkytown, owned by U of M alumnus, PJ Hubbard, and Michael Ingram, means those days are finally over. They emphasize community and partnership at Cliques.

  • Members of the House of Representatives passed health care legislation last Saturday by a very slim margin, 220-215. But the internal fight among Democrats was an amendment added to prevent insurance companies from providing abortion services to women. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


  • Three weeks ago, the City Council approved a new Affirmative Action Plan for the City of Minneapolis. This is an effort to face the new reality of the civilian labor force, where 31.7% of it is comprised of women and 21.6% are people of color. KFAI’s Paulina Yanez spoke to Pam French, Director of Human Resources for the city of Minneapolis, about the plan.


  • In light of the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the issue of soldiers refusing to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan has gained attention. Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Iraq war extensively.